Friday, October 30, 2015

Suspend Tom Brady

It was the near the end of the first half of the AFC Championship Game last season when it was learned the New England Patriots were using under-inflated footballs. Going into halftime of that game, the Pats lead the Indianapolis Colts 17-7. Ever since then, the Patriots have been utilizing footballs meeting the NFL requirements for air pressure.

So how have the Patriots fared since halftime of that AFC title game?

- They outscored the Colts in the second half 28-0, which included two Tom Brady touchdown passes. 

- They defeated the defending champion Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl where Brady tossed four more TD passes and set a Super Bowl record with 37 completions. 

- They have started the 2015 season 7-0 with Brady throwing 20 touchdown passes and one interception. 

My point is clear: If indeed Brady had knowledge that the equipment staff was deflating footballs, Patriots management should suspend him. Clearly the under-inflated balls were to his team's detriment. 


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